Questions tagged [files]

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only highlighted items in a loop

I can write a little loop in terminal that will act against several files, such as: for x in z1*.png; do ext="${x:2}"; extnew="${ext%.png}.jpg"; ffmpeg -i "$x" -vf scale=...
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How to list the size and path of all files in the working directory by using find?

Now I'm trying to list the size and path by using find This is what I have done root@MSI:~/breakfast# find; du . ./practice.py ./helloworld.txt ./file1.txt ./file2.txt ./messy ./messy/read file ./...
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File copied to folder unable to be read by folder owner

I have an SFTP server that I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. It was previously running 18.04. The server is used to move files between a Windows computer and the FTP users. An FTP user may upload ...
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VS Code opens up whenever I try to open some file

I recently installed vs code onto my ubuntu 22.04 system, and it has started opening directories in vs code instead of nemo (file manager). Any way to fix this? Thanks for any help Wallaby
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How to access file on ubuntu on dual boot(ubuntu and ubuntu)

When I install a application on ubuntuu,it may end up with lost GUI and inbuild packages and application also ,I try to resolve the problem by installing ubuntu again using bootable usb,it work ...
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Files are not visible to upload [closed]

Some limited number of files(most recent) are visible to upload not all only these files are visible to upload Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS
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How do I group videos in a directory in Ubuntu 22.04?

I have a folder that contains about 100 videos. I want to group them by frame height or frame width, so that I can see which videos are 720p and which videos are 1080p etc. How do I do filter videos ...
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OS on SSD says it's full but not

Been using Ubuntu for years but with old computers with big hard drives. New computer has a standard hard drive and a solid state as well. After install(Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS) it put OS on the SSD which ...
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File select dialog box freezes the whole application v22LTS

Whenever I try to select the files to upload my laptop freezes and any option in that specific app does not work. I need to manually force quit or kill the app process. After killing the process new ...
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Files, Windows Network and Authentication

I am using Unbuntu 22.04. Next I go to Files and click on + Other Locations. This brings up "On This Computer", with some drives and below "Networks" which shows "Windows ...
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Is there a file manager that allows grouping of bookmarks in a side panel?

I would like to have a file manager that I can group folder locations under customised group names in a sidebar. I have played around with Ubuntu Nautilus, Nemo and Dolphin and can't seem to achieve ...
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Ubuntu folder content listing issues

please i need help. I installed Ubuntu on my windows (host), I tried listing contents of a file in the home directory using ls Downloads (for instance). It doesn't list the contents. Anyone with a ...
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Thumbnails in Files are too small (22.04)

When I open a folder in Files, I can choose between a file list or thumbnails. In the case of images - a miniature of the image. Then I can zoom, but I can only zoom up to '133%', which still gives me ...
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How can I access WSL2 files from a dual-boot Ubuntu?

I have Windows and Ubuntu dual-booted as well as having WSL2 installed on Windows. I am unable to boot into Windows, however I can boot into Ubuntu. Therefore I need to copy my Windows files to the ...
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Not able to open the system Files/Home directory in Ubuntu 22.04

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04, I was facing the following problem: When opening the Files or Home Directory, I had to force quit it, and after that, I cannot open them until I restart the laptop. I ...
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Directory path to open a file in c program

I am trying to append data to a text file (info.txt) at the home directory using C programming language. I am supposed to use the function fopen() that has the following syntax fopen("file path&...
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Copying certain line or column from one file to another in bash scripting

I'm preparing for an exam and need help with one thing. What I need to do in bash scripting is to copy one particular line or column from one file to another. For example, the first file contain data: ...
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Icloud drive save files

After a long time using Apple products and MacBook. I decided to get a lenovo computer and install ubuntu. Since all my documents from my study is on icloud drive, i would love to continue using ...
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How to save folder state so that I can monitor changes in it

I have a folder with 5000 ~10mb files, I need something that would save something like list of all files and preferably their hashes so that it can track file changes/renames, and then later compare ...
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Print to PDF - File Size

I recently ditched MacOS completely and am quite happy with Ubuntu. I print all my invoices and reports to PDF files, from the print dialog, which works rather well. Except one thing - the file size. ...
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"Open File" while in browser not displaying folders before files since 22.04

As of the 22.04 update, whenever my file manager opens through another program (like if I'm in an internet browser and upload an image to Twitter), it doesn't display Folders before Files anymore. ...
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When saving a file, I can't type the new name even though the original name is highlighted [duplicate]

I'm using Files 42.2 on Ubuntu 22.04. On 20.04, when saving a file, its original name was highlighted and I was able to directly type its new name and press ENTER to save. On 22.04, the original file ...
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right click save as in Firefox 104

Ubuntu 22.04 Mate. I thought this was a Firefox bug. It isn't. Right click on an image in the browser. Save as. The save as pop-up comes up. The focus is on it. Type in a name for the file and press ...
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How to Replace Files?

In current directory I have a file called file.txt with the contents: new and under the current directory there is a folder named inner with a file called file.txt with the contents: old How can I ...
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How to start the cemu native app

In a nutshell I tried to open the new native linux build of Cemu 2.0 . But if I click on the Program it doesn't know with which program to start . I've tried "programm starter" and wine and ...
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Executable-text-files Option missing on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS / GNOME 42.0

SH files should be executed when double-clicking, instead of being opened in a Text Editor, e.g. Gedit. One can assumingly change this behavior through option "Executable Text Files" in ...
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Folder size in k4dirstat less than folder contents

It is happening in ntfs partition. What's is the cause?
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Renaming mounted folder gives "Permission denied"

I have 5 different drives in my PC which are located at /home/mnt/FOLDERS and are by default labelled alphanumerically. Now I want to rename them and I tried using mv, rename, sudo commands, which ...
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Restricting access to folder for apps through root permissions

I have a source code folder on my drive and also use an SSH key to communicate with remote repository using git. I only need to use Visual studio code IDE to open the folder and run git commands from ...
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Can't access a Google Drive project folder in Visual Studio Code

I'm running Ubuntu 22.04 (just installed). I've setup my Google account so I'm able to access my Google Drive folder within the Files app. However, when I use Visual Studio Code and click the Open ...
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Uploading files (thumbnail size)

Is it possible to change the thumbnail size when uploading files? Currently running Ubuntu 22.04 Lets say for example, I want to attach something to my email, when I upload a file the thumbnails are ...
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Change background color of Files-manager ubuntu 22.04

Is there any way to change the background color (white) of Files-manager in ubuntu 22.04? I tried tweak-tools and dconf-editor but did not find any solution.
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Why are my backed-up & restored files now all set to +x (filemode 755, previously 644) on 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish?

Background I had a failed update from 21.04 to 22.04 because of a misunderstanding that I had about updating my Ubuntu installation. I asked about what had happened here. Luckily I was able to back-...
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When using youtub-dl, what is the best practice to skip the already downlaoded file of mp3, mp4, .. of playlist and channal?

Found this Downloading youtube playlist with youtube-dl, skipping existing files But it only cover mp3, also a bit new to Ubuntu/Linux, but able to follow. it seems that we need to save our files name ...
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How to move file from one partition to the other

I have a file in ~/.config/gtk-3.0 I wanted to back up as I make changes to it. I cannot paste it into my /Shared Drive/ - rather a partition - formatted as FAT32 and the drive is mounted on boot. I ...
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File paths in Ubuntu (python coding)

I have a python code written and working in Windows. I'm looking to host this application on an Ubuntu server, however I'm not familiar with file path syntax. In windows it's written as: source='C:/...
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Ubuntu 22.04 not allowing file names to be written

I have a strange problem where after downloading a file Ubuntu 22.04 will not let me name the file until I selected a different folder than the automatic location, for instance it will default to the ...
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Created or copied files in ubuntu 22.04 do not appear in Windows

I have saved files to a SSD external drive in Ubuntu 22.04, and these do not show up in Windows. The same happens if I copy and paste a file or folder.
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Ubuntu cannot open folders

Ubuntu does not load the files (as shown in the image). This does not happen always. I am not sure how to reproduce the problem. But it keeps coming. I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
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Icon bar doesn't show properly after upgrading Ubuntu

After upgrade ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04 i am unable to open files and icon bar doesn't show properly.
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How to remove dot from multiple folders

I have several folders that i want to hide. In my case just by appending a dot at the start of the folder name serves the purpose. In case of single folder i can just use the command mv folder .folder ...
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Can you copy (download) a file that is currently open?

I am currently generating a large file on our Ubuntu server. A Python process has the file handle open and is continuously writing new lines (JSONL) to it. My, perhaps obvious to some, question is ...
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How do I remove the "remembered password" on a luks usb drive? (22.04)

I have a USB drive which I encrypted with luks. My Ubuntu machine is set to decrypt and open it without prompting for a password (As I have previously selected the "remember password" prompt)...
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ar x extracting error file format not recognized error [duplicate]

I got the error file format not recognized while executing this command: ar x *******.deb to extract the contents of a Debian package. How can I fix this? I use Ubuntu 22.04.
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How do I allow a snap package to access a particular folder with name "~/.directory"?

How do I allow a snap package to access a particular folder with name "~/.directory"? For example, I have snapped Firefox (Ubuntu 22.04, FF is preinstalled out of the box by Canonical) and I ...
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Issue with an unknown file

I have a problem using visual studio. When I was trying to install an interpreter (code runner) I don't know what I did after I typed "code runner" (probably just pressed enter) and a file ...
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Change multiple filenames by replacing commas and whitespaces with underscores

My files are of the format Country, City S1.txt e.g. USA, Los Angeles S1.txt USA, San Francisco S3.txt UK, Glouchester S4.txt Argentina, Buenos Aires S7.txt I wish to change them to Country_City_S1....
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Problem with files uploading from local net

after upgrading my Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 I have a problem with uploading files from local net (Windows file server) in applications Telegram, Mozilla Firefox. When I try upload any file from local net ...
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I cannot edit files on a server which I access via fish or smb

I can connect and open files on a server, to which I connect by using fish, but I cannot edit the files. When I edit a file and want to save it I get the following message: The file fish://root@[...
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Can't access Nautilus (File) settings/preferences on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

I'm trying to access Nautilus settings in order to change default list columns (and more generally to explore all available options). The setting pane should look like this : But... The "...
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